Central Alberta

  • March 16 is a big day in this northern Alberta city with two major events taking place – the Race of Vermilion and the Beckie Scott Loppet. Both events are competitive and both are fun. 

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    Three Hills, Alta., is Western Canada’s Cruise Capital from June 1 to 3, 2018. Come to town and stroll the show and shine hosted by the Three Hills Street Freaks. Check out the nearly 1,500 vehicles lining Main Street. Then, stick around to watch Bracket Racing at the airport in the evening or stay up even longer to watch the racing under the lights.

    Community: Three Hills
    Region: Central Alberta
    Province: Alberta
  • The last time I held a bow and arrow, I was a kid. The bow was a tree branch, the bow string was just that, string, and the arrow was a semi-straight stick.

  • The summer months bring sunny weather, good company, and total relaxation. They also bring some of the best food – barbecues, fresh produce, and refreshing drinks. Not surprisingly, summer is the peak of festival season, with food-filled events popping up almost every week. This summer, spend time soaking up the rays and enjoying some of Alberta and B.C.’s best food and drinks by checking out these delicious festivals.

  • Fall is definitely upon us. The snow is falling as fast as the leaves and kids are madly going about making costumes to wear under their winter coats. But before you say good-bye to the festival season, take a look at our last few perfect picks. Some are scary, some are educational and some are really weird.

     

  • Whether you are gearing up for a White Christmas in Calgary, a green one on Vancouver Island, or are lucky enough to experience a combination of both, the holiday season evokes a magical air of cheer, wonder, and good tidings.

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    Held annually, the Wainwright Stampede is four action-packed days with the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association. Events included bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, team roping and bull riding. The Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association also competes over all four days

    Community: Wainwright
    Region: Central Alberta
    Province: Alberta
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    One of Alberta's biggest rodeos, attracting 65,000 spectators every year, the Ponoka Stampede is set to unleash thrilling rodeo action and the exciting chuckwagon races.

    Community: Ponoka
    Region: Central Alberta
    Province: Alberta
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    CentreFest is the largest, most affordable, most accessible festival in central Albera with over 28,000 attendees during the festival.

    Community: Red Deer
    Region: Central Alberta
    Province: Alberta
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    The Stettler Steel Wheel Stampede is a semi-pro CCA (Canadian Cowboys Association) rodeo co-sanctioned with the Chinook Rodeo Association. For the past 2 years the cowboys themselves have nominated it as the best rodeo to attend.

     

    Community: Stettler
    Region: Central Alberta
    Province: Alberta